- UFC 151
Hieron steps up for Ellenberger fight
Jay Hieron has been named by the UFC as replacement for Josh Koscheck to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151.
Koscheck was ruled out of the co-main event on Wednesday due to a bulging disc in his back. Now Hieron has been confirmed as Ellenberger's fresh rival.
It marks a UFC return for Hieron, who went 0-2 in his first spell with the promotion. Back then, he was beaten by Georges St-Pierre and Jonathan Goulet, the latter of which was due to a cut.
However, that was seven years ago, and since then he has gone on a run of 11 wins in 12 fights. The only man to beat him during that time was Ben Askren.